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Date: 06/09/19 19:59
#6/8 -- NOW what?
Author: lowwater

It's apparently been stuck at Fraser (Winter Park Amtk station) since about 4:30, after arriving 'only' 0:42 late.

UPDATE: On the move finally, showing 5:40 late out of Fraser.
UPDATE #2: I take that back. AT 10:48 PM MDT it's still shown at Fraser. Lined out, for what it's worth, in any case stay tuned.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/09/19 21:49 by lowwater.



Date: 06/10/19 10:00
Re: #6/8 -- NOW what?
Author: sums007

From another board:  a freight broke down inside the Moffat Tunnel to cause this delay..



Date: 06/10/19 19:43
Re: #6/8 -- NOW what?
Author: lowwater

sums007 Wrote:
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> From another board:  a freight broke down inside
> the Moffat Tunnel to cause this delay..

Aha. That would do it! Incidentally, in strict obeyance to the rule "Late trains get later", it is now (8:44 PM MDT 6/10) in mid-Iowa, 14:20 late.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/10/19 19:45 by lowwater.



Date: 06/10/19 21:37
Re: #6/8 -- NOW what?
Author: coach

sums007 Wrote:
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> From another board:  a freight broke down inside
> the Moffat Tunnel to cause this delay..

Not good at all.  Imagine the fumes inside that very long tunnel!  Big risk to the crew!!



Date: 06/10/19 21:41
Re: #6/8 -- NOW what?
Author: ProAmtrak

And don't forget limited access in the 1ST place, I bet it was a long night!



Date: 06/11/19 03:51
Re: #6/8 -- NOW what?
Author: goduckies

Would their communications work in the tunnel?

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Date: 06/11/19 05:52
Re: #6/8 -- NOW what?
Author: johnambrose

From what I have read YES the tunnel has been outfitted with the means to have the radios operational inside. And I do believe locomotives are required to have Scott Air Packs for crew use in situations just as this.
And I would like to think that if a train broke down or otherwise stalled in the tunnel that the dispatcher could activate the smoke clearing fans to assist in removing noxious smoke

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Date: 06/11/19 07:17
Re: #6/8 -- NOW what?
Author: WAF

There was a tunnel channel when it was DRGW-SP and there are air paks in the rescue bays along the tunnel wall



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